Conference Programme

MEDITERRANEAN UNDER QUARANTINE

1st International conference of the Quarantine Studies Network

7- 8 November 2014

Hosted by the Mediterranean Institute University Of Malta

Old University Campus, Valletta.

 

 

Friday, 7 November

9.00 – 9.30 : Registration – Aula Magna – Old University Building.

9.30: Opening Address :   John Chircop, Director, Mediterranean Institute (UOM) ; International Quarantine Studies Network.

 

1st Session: Quarantine Geopolitics and Diplomacy

(First Part: 9.50 – 11.30 hrs)

Chair: Francisco Javier Martinez-Antonio

Alison Bashford (University of Cambridge), Quarantine and Oceanic Histories: reflections on the old world and the new.

Alexander Chase-Levenson (Princeton University), Quarantine, Cooperation, and Antagonism in the Napoleonic Mediterranean.

Raffaella Salvemini (CNR, Italian National Research Council; ISSM, Institute of Studies on Mediterranean Societies), Quarantine in the ports of southern Italy: from local history to global history (18th-19th centuries).

Ibrahim Muhammed al-Saadaoui (Université de Tunisie), Quarantaine et Crise diplomatique en Méditerranée: L’affaire de 1789 et la guerre entre Venise et la Régence de Tunis.

 

11.30 – 11.50: Coffee break

 

(Second Part: 11.50 – 13.30 hrs)

Chair: Quim Bonastra

Dominique Bon (LAPCOS, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie et de Psycholgie Cognitives et Sociales, Université de Nice – Sophia Antipolis), La fin des quarantaines de santé dans la Province de Nice (1854).

Daniela Hettstedt (Basel Graduate School of History, University of Basel), About Lighthouse, Abattoir and Epidemic Prevention. Global History Perspectives on the Internationalism in the City of Tangier (Morocco) 1840-1942.

[Agustin Ceba] Jaume Mercant Rodriguez, Gloria Gallego Caminero, Joan March Noguera (Grup d’Investigació d’Història de la Salut, IUNICS-UIB), The British Scientifics delegates at the First Three International Sanitary Conferences (ISC) and their relation with the Spanish delegate Pedro Felipe Monlau: The beginning of the construction of a transnational scientific interchange network.

Victor Mallia-Milanes (University of Malta), Venice, Hospitaller Malta, and their approach to Quarantine in the late eighteenth century.

 

13.30 – 14.30 hrs : Lunch

 

2nd Session: Quarantine Institutions, Technologies and the State

(First Part: 14.30 -16.10)

Chair: Jon Arrizabalaga

David S. Barnes (Penn University), “Until Cleansed and Purified”: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Procedures and Purpose of Quarantine in the Nineteenth Century.

Lisa Rosner (Richard Stockton College, NJ, USA), Policing Boundaries: Mediterranean Quarantine and Professional Identity in mid-19th century Britain.

Pere Salas-Vives, Joana Maria Pujadas-Mora, Isabel Moll-Blanes, Sanitary cordons and liberal policies in the Balearic Islands (19th century).

Costas Tsiamis, Eleni Thalassinou, Effie Poulakou-Rebelakou, Angelos Hatzakis (University of Athens), Effectiveness of the quarantine system in the Public Health of the Ionian Islands during the period of “British Protection” (1815-1864).

 

16.10 -16.30 : Coffee break

 

(Second Part: 16.30 – 17.50 hrs)

Chair : John Chircop

Laurinda Abreu (University of Évora), Plagues and the construction of the early modern state in Portugal.

Paolo Militello (Università di Catania), Quarantaine et Contumacia dans le Royaume des Deux Siciles (1816-1860).

Anna Rosenberg (Universidad de Zaragoza, España), Costas Tsiamis & Effie Poulakou-Rebelakou (University of Athens), The guard of Piraeus: the Lazaretto of Saint George (1854-1947).

Benoît Pouget (Sciences Po, Aix-Cherpa), Quarantaines et Forces navales françaises en Algérie 1830-1851.

 

Excursion and conference dinner at Mdina (Rabat): transport from Old University Campus: 19.30 hrs

 

 

Saturday, 8 November

 

3rd Session: Quarantine, space, architecture and territorial projections

(First Part: 9.00-10.40)

Chair: Laurinda Abreu

Quim Bonastra (Universitat de Lleida), Quarantines and territory in Spain in the second half of the XIXth century

Juan Carlos Garcia-Reyes & Jon Arrizabalaga (IMF-CSIC Barcelona, Spain), Quarantine Spaces in Peace as in War: Theory and Practice in Spain, 1855-1885.

Lucia Dacome (University of Toronto), An Island in the City: Building a New Lazaretto in Eighteenth-Century Ancona.

Jamel El Hadj (EHESS Marseille, France), Le Lazaret de Marseille: d’un système local à un système méditerranéen.

 

10.35-10.50 : Coffee Break

 

10.50 – 13.30 hrs: excursion to the old Manoel Island lazaretto followed by lunch

 

(Second Part : 14.00 – 15.40 hrs)

Chair: Paolo Militello

Giannantonio Scaglione (Università degli Studi di Catania), Les pouvoirs locaux en Sicile face au Cholera Morbus. La réorganisation du quartier de la “Civita” à Catane (1832-37).

Peta Longhurst (University of Sydney), Quarantine as practice and place: materialising sites of quarantine.

Yannis Gonatidis (University of Ioannina), The establishment of the Lazaretto of Syros (1841) and its evolution until the mid-19th century.

Kmar ben Nefissa (SPHERE, Paris), Lazarets principaux et secondaires dans la Tunisie di 19eme siècle.

 

15.40 – 15.55 hrs : Coffee Break

 

4th Session: Quarantine and the construction of Identity

(First Part: 15.55 – 17.15 hrs)

Chair: Joana Maria Pujades-Mora

Francisco Javier Martinez-Antonio (Laboratoire SPHERE, CNRS-Université Paris Diderot), Healthy Moors, Sick government: cholera, hajj and the Mogador Lazaretto in Spanish-Moroccan relations (1890-1906).

John Chircop (Mediterranean Institute, UOM) Quarantine sanitization and the forging of the ‘Contagious Arab’, 1851-1890s.

Christian Promitzer (University of Graz), Between Stigma and Prevention: Quarantines and Sanitary Control of Muslim Pilgrim from the Balkans (1866-1912).

 

17.15 – 17.30: Coffee Break

 

(Second Part: 17.30 – 18.45)

Chair: Ibrahim Muhammed al-Saadaoui

Luc Chantre (CRIHAM-EA4270, Universités de Poitiers et Limoges), La station quarantenaire de Beyrouth dans l’organisation du pèlerinage à La Mecque à l’époque du mandate français.

Malika Ezzahidi (Université Hassan II, Morocco), La mise en quarantaine à Ceuta et Malte dans les récits de voyage d’un ambassadeur Marocain à la fin du XVIIIème siècle

Abdel-ilah Dehani (Universite Mohammed V), Les pèlerins marocains face aux nouvelles restrictions de la quarantaine.

 

18.45-19.15 hrs : CONCLUSION